User Profile for edelen
Dan Edelen
United States
Mount Orab
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Jonathan Pryce as Sam Lowry in Terry Gilliam's Brazil

As for me:


Husband & father

Sr. Instructional Designer, Luxottica/LensCrafters

Organic fruit farm owner

(Cerulean Sanctum @ http://ceruleansanctum.com)




Renaissance man

Novelist & short story author

Mac enthusiast (and former Apple employee)

Wheaton College, B.A., Christian Education, 1992

Overall weisenheimer cool

I'm definitely a social gamer. Engaging people matters to me, and for that reason I enjoy most party games. My idea of fun is a half dozen to a dozen friends playing a game together and laughing our heads off.

Having grown up up in a gameplaying household with two younger brothers, I have a fondness for the games of my youth ('60s-'70s), many of which have since become classics. I wish I knew what happened to our Dark Tower!

In my later teen years (early '80s), I played D&D (1e & 2e) and Gamma World (1e). Created a lot of my own scenarios, as I enjoyed GM'ing more than running a PC. Some bad experiences with RPG groups in college soured me on gaming in general, and I fell out of the hobby.

After rediscovering board games through Apples to Apples and Ticket to Ride, I'm back and more intrigued than ever. Among friends, I've gained a reputation as "the game guy," and I wear that designation with honor.

Because I'm something of a deal-monger ("Don't pay a penny more than you have to"), I've fallen in with the crowd of thrifters here at BGG. Sadly, while the Greater Cincinnati area has many thrift stores, this is not Seattle, and its rare to find any thrifted games of value. I tend to thrift only games I'll play, so I'm not buying much. I live in a rural area about 50 miles outside the city, so the garage sale pickings are even worse, as farmers don't tend to buy Hansa Teutonica or Cosmic Encounter.

Today, I enjoy not only games that require a lot of relational back and forth but also the pure strategy of most abstracts. I hope to collect the entire GIPF series some day.

My BrainHex.com game player analysis:

My BrainHex Class is Mastermind.

My BrainHex Sub-Class is Mastermind-Socializer.

I like solving puzzles and devising strategies as well as hanging around with people I trust and helping people.

According to my results, there are few play experiences that I strongly dislike.

My scores for each of the classes in this test were as follows:

Mastermind: 18
Socializer: 17
Achiever: 12
Conqueror: 11
Seeker: 10
Daredevil: 8
Survivor: 4

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User Details for edelen
Registration Date: 2007-11-21
Last Profile Update: 2014-12-06
Last Login: 2015-10-08
Country: flag United States
State: Ohio
Town/City: Mount Orab
Website: http://ceruleansanctum.com
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Collection Summary for edelen
Board Game
Owned   173
Previously Owned   71
For Trade   13
Want In Trade   22
Want To Buy   2
Want To Play   51
Preordered   0
Wishlist   78
Commented   155
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   399
Board Game Expansion
Owned   49
Previously Owned   6
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   1
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   5
Preordered   0
Wishlist   11
Commented   12
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   68
Board Game 44
Board Game Artist 1
Board Game Expansion 2
Board Game Implementation 6
For Sale 0
Sold 1
Rating 1
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